Hugh Jackman is taking inspiration for his role as Wolverine in X-Men Origins: Wolverine from another recent superhero film. Speaking to MTV, Jackso said that his latest outing as the adamantium-claw wielding mutant bears a resemblance to a recent Batman film.

"Tonally, I would put it more in the Batman Begins sort of realm," Jackson said, distancing the flick from past X-Men movies. "That's sort of where we're headed."

So, does this mean that fans should expect something totally different? No, Jackson explains. "It feels different," Jackman said, "But I don't think its going be night and day."

So, why the comparison to DC Comic's iconic Dark Knight? "We are dealing with a character who is probably one of the darker comic book characters ever created," Jackman said of the film. "The movie has a lot of fun elements, but there are layers of pain and darkness to this character."

Jackman also hopes that this won't be the last time he takes to the screen as Logan. "There are two conditions for me doing any more: One is will anybody want to see it, and the second is: Will I still have the passion for it? I really wanted to do this spin-off movie, because I felt we hadn't truly found who this character was." Jackman added, much to the delight of Wolverine fans, "Right now, I feel like I could do another ten or eleven."

X-Men Origins: Wolverine explores Wolverine's early days, before joining the X-Men. The film will cover Logan's early life, and his involvement with the mysterious Weapon X program. The film stars Hugh Jackman, Liev Schreiber, Dominic Monaghan, Danny Huston, Ryan Reynolds, Taylor Kitsch, will.i.am, Daniel Henney, Scott Adkins and Lynn Collins. X-Men Origins: Wolverine is due to arrive in theatres in 2009.

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